Cuttack, Sep 16: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the state-of-the-art Netaji Bus Terminal in Cuttack today, marking a significant milestone in the development of the city. This inauguration is part of the ambitious 5T initiative aimed at transforming various sectors across the state.
Accompanied by top officials and local dignitaries, Chief Minister Patnaik expressed his joy at witnessing this grand celebration in Cuttack. The city has recently seen a surge in infrastructure projects, with an investment of Rs 541 crores being allocated for various development projects, including the inauguration of 9 urban development projects and the foundation-laying ceremony for 4 new initiatives.
Chief Minister Patnaik, who hails Cuttack as his beloved city and birthplace, emphasized its significance in his life and how it has evolved over the years. He mentioned that Cuttack is now taking on a new avatar, with a strong commitment to improving healthcare, education, connectivity, and infrastructure.
The Chief Minister called upon the people of Odisha to actively participate in this transformation journey, stating that the government is working tirelessly to create a better future for all. He highlighted key missions and programs, including Mission Shakti for women's empowerment, the transformation of SCB Medical College into an AIIMS Plus Health Institution, and various initiatives aimed at enhancing the lives of ordinary citizens.
The Netaji Bus Terminal, built at a cost of Rs 90 crores, is designed to accommodate 192 buses and is equipped with modern facilities for travelers. It includes a dedicated ticket counter with self-service kiosks, ensuring a hassle-free experience for commuters. Furthermore, the terminal boasts a state-of-the-art food court, making it a hub for both local and long-distance travelers.